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Immigrants Welcome Afghan Refugees, Inspired By Own Journeys

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Tram Pham tears up recalling how tough life was at first in the U.S. But she also remembers the joy she felt as a 22-year-old refugee from Vietnam when a nurse spoke to her in her native language and guided her through a medical screening required of new arrivals.

Taliban Run Government Dissolves Election Commissions In Afghanistan

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The international community is waiting before extending formal recognition to Afghanistan's new rulers.


Pakistan To Rally Muslim Countries To Help Afghanistan

Pakistan is rallying Muslim countries to help Afghanistan stave off an economic and humanitarian disaster while also cajoling the neighboring country's new Taliban rulers to soften their image abroad.

Afghanistan: 'Taliban Were Invited', Says Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said: 'Afghans have lost lives on all sides. . .The Afghan army has suffered. Afghan police have suffered, Taliban soldiers have suffered. An end to that can only come when Afghans get together.'


Taliban Chief Bans Forced Marriage Of Women In Afghanistan, Says Both Women And Men Should Be Equal

Forced remarriage is a big problem in Afghanistan as the iternally displaced marry off their young daughters in exchange for a bride-price that can be used to pay debts and feed their families. It has now been banned by the Taliban.

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23 November, 2021

Afghan Referee Sees No Fair Play In European Union Border Policies

Associated Press (AP)

Upon leaving Afghanistan four years ago, Ibrahim Rasool first went to Iran, then to Turkey and Greece. He came to Bosnia two months ago through Albania and Montenegro after staying in Greece for more than three years.


22 November, 2021

Taliban's Fresh Diktat To TV Networks: Stop 'Immoral' Broadcasts Featuring Women Actors

Deutsche Welle

Taliban has said that these directives are not obligatory, rather 'a religious guideline'. It has also asked women journalists on television to wear hijabs.


20 November, 2021

Gujarat Emerges As A Fertile Landing Ground For Narcotics Smuggling From Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran

Haima Deshpande

The NCB sources say that Pakistan’s ISI is using the network of the Dawood gang to smuggle narcotics via Gujarat.


06 November, 2021

Ajit Doval Chairs NSAs Meeting In Delhi: Why India Is Hosting A Security Meet On Afghanistan

Seema Guha

The ongoing Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan is being chaired by NSA Ajit Doval with nations like Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in attendance.


19 October, 2021

US Envoy For Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns, His Deputy Takes Over

Associated Press (AP)

Criticized heavily for his Trump-Taliban deal, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Resigned on Monday. He is replaced by Thomas West, who previously served as the Deputy Special Representative.


15 October, 2021

Over 100 Afghanistan 'Football Family' Members Evacuated: FIFA

PTI

The evacuation, especially of women footballers, was necessitated by Taliban's takeover of the strife-torn country in August this year.


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15 October, 2021

Explosion Inside Afghanistan Mosque During Friday Congregation Prayers Leaves 37 Dead

Associated Press (AP)

The attack on the Imam Barga mosque came a week after a bombing claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan.


12 October, 2021

Prevent Afghan Territory From Becoming Source Of Terrorism: PM Modi At G20 Summit

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called for urgent and unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens.


12 October, 2021

Jaishankar In Central Asia Again As India Reaches Out To Afghanistan's Neighbours

Seema Guha

This is the foreign minister’s third visit to the central Asian region since the crisis in Afghanistan.


12 October, 2021

Taliban Is Expected To Meet EU Representatives After Recently Meeting With German Delegation

Deutsche Welle

Following the discussions, the German delegation said the Taliban government is a "reality." The group took over Afghanistan on August 15 as the US and NATO allies withdrew forces from the country.


10 October, 2021

Taliban Rules Out Cooperation With US Ahead Of First Direct Talks Since Afghan Exit

Associated Press (AP)

Senior Taliban officials and US representatives are meeting on Saturday and Sunday in Doha, the capital of the Persian Gulf state of Qatar.


09 October, 2021

T20 World Cup: ACB Appoints Andy Flower As Afghanistan Team Consultant

PTI

Flower, who had captained Zimbabwe during his playing days, represented the country in 63 Tests and 213 ODIs before switching to coaching.


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09 October, 2021

IS Claims Afghan Mosque Attack, Challenges Taliban

Associated Press (AP)

The region's IS affiliate identified the bomber as a Uygher Muslim and said the attack targeted both Shiites and the Taliban for their purported willingness to expel Uyghers to meet demands from China.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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